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Best trails in American Fork

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Looking for a great trail near American Fork, Utah? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, running trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Wasatch Mountain State Park or Utah Lake State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Twin Peaks Wilderness or Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in American Fork ranging from 1.1 to 6.7 miles and from 4,806 to 9,635 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in American Fork
Top trails (19)
#1 - Silver Lake Trail
Lone Peak Wilderness
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
Please note: As of April 21, 2020, users have reported that the gate is closed so this adds about 6 miles RT to the hike if you are going to Silver Lake and not just the reservoir. Absolutely gorgeoShow more
#2 - Silver Glance Lake
Lone Peak Wilderness
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 4 h
As of 5/28/19, segments of this trail are closed, including the road leading to the trailhead. Plan on adding 2-3 miles to your hike. Show more
#3 - Silver Flat Lake Trail
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 13 m
This connector trail links the Horse Transfer TH to the Silver Lake Flat road near the dam. This trail provides access to the lake without use of the lower section of the roadShow more
#4 - Tibble Fork Trail
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
Tibble Fork Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near American Fork, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and runnShow more
#5 - Deer Creek-Dry Creek Trail
Lone Peak Wilderness
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 4 h 38 m
This trail climbs steeply, and accesses the heart of the Lone Peak Wilderness area which includes high alpine peaks, scenic meadows, and a variety of Flora and Fauna.Show more
#6 - Old Sheep Trail
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
Old Sheep Trail is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near American Fork, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number Show more
#7 - Box Elder Trail
Lone Peak Wilderness
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Length: 13.8 mi • Est. 9 h 17 m
This is a wild and rugged trail that travels to a seldom visited area of the Lone Peak Wilderness. The trail climbs steeply to circumnavigate Box Elder Peak, and then culminates at the Deer Creek-DryShow more
#8 - Sugarloaf Pass via Mineral Basin Road
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 4 h 28 m
Trail starts from the Pittsburgh Lake Trail-Head and follows the Mineral Basin Road to Sugarloaf Pass. Trail of open to Hiking, Horses, Mountain Bikes and Off-Road Vehicles. Need high clearance vehiclShow more
#9 - Mary Ellen Gluch Trail
Wasatch Mountain State Park
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 4 h 43 m
Mary Ellen Gluch Trail is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near American Fork, Utah that features a cave and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking anShow more
#10 - Canyon Nature Trail
Timpanogos Cave National Monument
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 19 m
Canyon Nature Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near American Fork, Utah that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walkShow more
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